San Francisco, USA – Boogalu Productions has announced the release of a new film of Cuban rumba called Rumbón Tropical featuring the Cuban music and dance group “Rumberos De Cuba” in an intimate party-performance. The setting is a lush outdoor patio garden near the river Almendares in
Havana, Cuba. Available on video and DVD. To check out Rumbón Tropical go
to this link: http://www.boogalu.com.
Rumberos De Cuba is a newly formed group of some of the best and most engaging musicians and dancers from the barrios of Havana. The group was created not only to preserve the profound and always relevant Cuban rumba and folkloric traditions but also to invent forms which add live elements from contemporary music and dance.Featured at the Rumbón Tropical party are nine sections:
1 – the dance of Ellegua, Orisha of the crossroads
2 – Rumba Yambú
3 – Rumba Guaguancó
4 – Rumba Columbia
5 – Abakuá music and dance
6 – Interview with Maximino
7 – Rumba Guaguancó with cajón drums
8 – Rap Bata-Songo (Orisha music with Rap Hip-Hop vocals and dance)
9 – “La Negra Pancha” (Rumba Drama)
The video is filled with energy and spontaneous dramatic scenes that reflect the diverse and charismatic personalities of the artists who range from 20 to 60 years old. Length: 63 minutes.
Other Cuban music and dance videos available on the Boogalu website:
Casino Cubano, with Lázaro Noriega – learn to dance Cuban style salsa
Rueda de Buen Ache, rueda de casino from Santiago
Tremendo Vacilón, an eclectic panorama of music and dance in Cuba today.
Rueda Fresca, fresh rueda de casino from Santiago
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.